Online Safety

What is identity theft?

Web browserIdentity theft is a type of fraud in which a person’s personal or financial details are stolen and used to impersonate them, for financial gain. This can occur online or offline.

Ofcom supports Get Safe Online – a joint initiative between the Government, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and public and private sector sponsors.

Get Safe Online raises awareness of internet security, and helps individuals and smaller businesses in the UK to use the internet confidently and safely.

You can learn more about how to stop identity theft on the Get Safe Online website.